Items Tagged with 'sustainability in the dairy industry'

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Tap water in Singapore is treated sewage that is safe to drink

January 17, 2014

Dairy plants in the United States are limited in how they can use reclaimed water. But in Singapore, what comes out of the water tap is treated sewage that is safe to drink. There’s a lesson there for us.


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Feed me

Can we feed 9.6 billion people by 2050?

Food scarcity, agricultural issues and the environment are only part of the problem.
October 26, 2013

Hunger is the most pressing issue we face, especially considering those numbers: one out of every eight people in the world today suffers from chronic undernourishment caused by food scarcity.


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Running on empty

Water: the most critical asset in your production strategy

It’s the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix
October 24, 2013

Like crude oil, water prices have surged in the last 12 years, doubling or tripling in many parts of the U.S. Think of what that does to living expenses and business costs. And like crude oil, which is still threatened despite the current production boom here in the U.S., water is getting scarcer by the minute.
 


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Reduce, reuse, recycle

How green is thy dairy? Innovation Center calls for entries

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is accepting nominations for the third year of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The deadline is Nov. 15, 2013.
September 11, 2013

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Rosemont, Ill., is accepting nominations for the third year of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The deadline is Nov. 15, 2013.


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3 key elements of sustainability at DSM

Submit your best to our “Sustaining a Healthier Future” contest and you could win $5,000 plus a matching $5,000 contribution to Vitamin Angels.
August 23, 2013

Jim Hamilton, President, DSM Nutritional Products USA, talks about what “sustainability” means to DSM and to him personally as he invites food product manufacturers to share their own ideas.


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More cheese, less carbon

Chr. Hansen's cheese coagulant is said to reduce carbon footprint

Chy-Max M can 'significantly' cut CO2 emissions, says the ingredient supplier.
June 28, 2013

Chr. Hansen calculates that if all cheese makers converted to using its Chy-Max M as their cheese coagulant, the result would be a total CO2 reduction of at least 1,250,000 tons of CO2, equaling the yearly greenhouse gas emissions from more than 83,000 Western European households.
 


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Filling New England's dairy needs: Inside Oakhurst's plant

Oakhurst Dairy of Maine processes quality dairy and nondairy beverages and cultured products for its retail, commercial and private-label customers. It also operates a successful sustainability program that reduces energy, water and waste.
April 16, 2013
Ask anyone what they know about Maine and you’ll probably hear “lobster, lighthouses and L.L. Bean.” Milk? Probably not, because Maine isn’t a top dairy state. There are just four milk plants (and eight bulk tank units) in Maine, according to the most recent Interstate Milk Shippers List.
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Water

Water scarcity is major threat to the food industry

Nestle's CEO raises a warning in his keynote speech in London.
March 1, 2013

The CEO of Nestle says that overuse of fresh water poses not only a serious environmental hazard, but also a major risk to political and social stability. Water scarcity will be the cause of massive food shortages within the next 15-20 years and that now was the time for industry, governments and other stakeholders to act decisively.
 


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Sustainability

18 Dean Foods plants meet Energy Star challenge

Highlights of the 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report include progress toward 2020 environmental sustainability goals, animal welfare and dairy stewardship updates, and new web-based reporting format on deanfoods.com.
December 18, 2012

Highlights from the 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report include: achievement by 18 processing plants of the Energy Star Challenge for Dairy in just two years, meeting the five-year goal to reduce energy use by 10 percent three years early. 


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Use metrics to measure sustainability efforts

Measuring sustainability practices involves many variables. There is no one-size-fits-all approach that works for all operations. Metrics take differences into consideration.
December 18, 2012
Consumers continue to demand tasty and nutritious products that are produced in an environmentally responsible way. As a result, retailers and foodservice companies have heightened interest in the sustainability of their suppliers, and environmental organizations have ratcheted up their sustainability assessments of industries and businesses.
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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

11/7/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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